Construction Occupations

At a Glance

Expansion of high school construction program

High school students will explore construction apprenticeships, while learning through hands-on labs and field trips to work sites. Participating students will receive free tools, work boots and personal protective equipment. They will earn college credit from 绿帽社 as well as certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research and be trained in OSHA 10 construction safety, CPR, forklift and aerial lift. Read more about the program.

More information is available by contacting Chris Edmonds, director of the 绿帽社 construction trades program, at or 217-786-4921

Degree and certificate programs

Residential and Commercial Construction 鈥 Brick Masonry 鈥 Carpentry 鈥 Plumbing 鈥 Residential Wiring

Acquire hands-on experience to build your skillset for the growing industry of construction trades. 绿帽社鈥檚 program provides students with practical experience in various facets of the construction trades including blueprint reading, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, wiring and more. Students can earn a certificate or applied science degree. Graduates of our program may work as construction laborers, construction supervisors/foremen, brick masons and construction carpenters.

Degrees & Certs

绿帽社 offers the following programs to successfully equip you for a career in construction occupations.

Job Outlook


For fall 2024, spring 2025 and summer 2025, building maintenance (BDM) classes have a tuition rate of $210 per credit hour for in-district residents, except BDM 208. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $140 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

Students are expected to have a basic set of construction tools.  sold separately.

Learn more about cost of attendance.

There are ways to get help paying for college. Learn more about paying for college.

Cost breakdown

Construction Technologies 鈥 Certificate of Achievement

Program costs as of August 2024:

  • Tuition and fees: $6,430.00
  • Books: $97.67
  • Tools: $1,342.51
  • Total: $7,870.18

Getting Started

Questions and tours

Questions about the construction occupations program? Looking to schedule a tour or learn how to hire our graduates? Contact Chris Edmonds, program director, at 217-786-4921.

Ready to enroll?

Schedule a meeting with Darla! Grab 45 minutes with us, and we will work with you to understand our programs, admission requirements and steps to enroll! These well-paying careers need trained workers now and in the future. Contact Darla Cochran, workforce enrollment specialist, at 217-786-2407 or

Note: After booking, you will receive an email and text confirmation. Please make sure to check your email spam/junk folders for the confirmation. Depending on your spam filter settings, your conformation may have been delivered there.


Explore available . Students need to consult with program director/enrollment specialist before registering.